Accounts run from 1 January 1835 to 19 November 1860.
Son of Capt. James Coggeshall Easton (1772-1831) and Mary Ann "Nancy" Spooner, James C. Easton was a Newport R. I. merchant and craftsman. The core of his business was making and mending shoes and boots but that was supplemented with a range of goods for sale including turnips, corn, potatoes, carrots, onions, squash, beans, cabbage, butter, leather and oil. He sold loads of seaweed and sand, and providing services such as plowing, carting, clothes mending and leasing of horses and carts for day labor. There is also a list of "new books", with prices, towards the end of the ledger. It is unclear whether they were for sale or part of a lending library. James C. Easton died 18 February 1861 and is buried at Island Cemetery in Newport.
Cite as: Easton, James C. , Account book of Newport R.I., 1835-1860. RLC.Ms.031, vol. 1. Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chase Kimball, 1989.
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